Moustapha Bangura

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Mustapha Bangura
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Hadji, just after a Leone Stars training session, 4 September 2008
Personal information
Full name Mustapha Bangura
Date of birth (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Nikos & Sokratis Erimis
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Old Edwardians F.C. 27 (9)
2006–2008 Nea Salamis Famagusta FC 34 (9)
2008–2010 AC Omonoia 24 (2)
2009 AEP Paphos (loan) 5 (0)
2009– Apollon Limassol (loan) 24 (6)
2010–2012 Apollon Limassol 48 (18)
2012–2013 AEK Larnaca 8 (1)
2014- Nikos & Sokratis Erimis 0 (0)
National team
Sierra Leone U-21 14 (4)
2006– Sierra Leone 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2013

Mustapha Bangura (born 24 October 1989 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) nickname Hadji, is a Sierra Leonean International footballer who currently plays as a Forward for Nikos & Sokratis Erimis in the Cypriot Second Division. He made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone on 6 September 2006 in a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier against Mali in Freetown.

Car Crash[edit]

On 24 May 2011 Mustapha Bangura was involved in a serious car crash . The accident occurred when Bangura was on his way to watch a Sierra Leone National Premier League game between the Nepean Stars of Bo and FC Kallon when Bangura tried to avoid a dog on the road and subsequently had his BMW vehicle slip-off the road and hit a tree.[1][2] Bangura was immediately rushed to the Bo Government Hospital for treatment and was later transferred to Freetown for proper medical attention. To date, he is fully recovered from the injuries.

Club career[edit]

Bangura or Hadji, as he is commonly known was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone to Temne parents. He attended secondary school at the Sierra Leone Grammar School at Murray Town in Freetown. Hadji was the best footballer at his secondary school and one of the best young footballers in Sierra Leone. Also he has the fastest goal scoring record in the history of junior Sierra Leonean football and secondary school competition. In 2004 he joined Old Edwardians, one of the top clubs in the Sierra Leone National Premier League. He spent two seasons with Edwards before he moved to Europe and joined the Cyprus First Division club Nea Salamina FC in 2006. In 2008 he joined AC Omonoia.[3] The next year he moved to Apollon Limassol and he helped the team to win the 2009–10 Cypriot Cup, scoring also the opening goal of the final. On 6 June 2012, he terminated the contract of Mustapha Bangura with Apollonas.[4]

For some weeks he was under intensive scouting from AS Monaco, Olympiacos FC and SV Werder Bremen.

International career[edit]

He made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone on 6 September 2006 in a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier against Mali in Freetown. Received a call up again for the upcoming 2 games in June 2013. Hadji is back in the squad after 2 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (24 May 2011). "Sierra Leone's Bangura injured in car crash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone's Bangura injured in car crash". wn.com. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Morris Jr, Sahr (24 June 2008). "Sierra Leone: Bangura Joins AC Omonia". allAfrica. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "”I terminated my own contact”- Haji Bangura". awoko.org. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 

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